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AP-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IN

August 30, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Indiana. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Indianapolis bureau at 317-639-5501, 800-382-1582 or indy@ap.org. Tom Davies is on the desk. All times ET.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



EVANSVILLE, Ind. — President Donald Trump plans to attend a fundraiser on Thursday in Evansville before a campaign rally in support of Republican Mike Braun’s U.S. Senate campaign against incumbent Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly. UPCOMING: Developing from 7:25 p.m. ET event, photos.


— MICHIGAN-CHILDREN ABDUCTED: Police were searching in northeastern Indiana for man who they say abducted three young children from a nearby Michigan city. Police issued Amber Alerts in Michigan and Indiana early Thursday for 37-year-old Fernando Mendoza Cruz, saying he was possibly armed with a gun when took the children ages 2, 4 and 5 from Sturgis, Michigan.

— PURDUE EVOLUTION-EXHIBITION: A newly opening exhibition by Purdue Libraries highlights the physical growth and evolution of the university’s West Lafayette campus from its establishment in 1869.

— LEAD FUND-CHILDREN: A northern Indiana county is setting up a fund devoted to addressing lead-poisoning among children who’ve ingested the toxic heavy metal. The St. Joseph County Council’s new “lead crisis fund” will be tapped by the county’s health department to finance environmental specialists and nurses.

— GREAT LAKES-CRUISE SHIPS: A coalition of government and business groups is kicking off a campaign to attract cruise ships to the Great Lakes.



CINCINNATI — Matt Barkley and Jeff Driskel get their final chance to win the Bengals’ backup quarterback spot when they face the Indianapolis Colts, who are still trying to decide on a right tackle. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7 p.m. ET


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Northwestern opens this season on an eight-game winning streak. Purdue owns a three-game winning streak. On Thursday, the two resurgent programs will try to take their first step toward dethroning No. 4 Wisconsin as the West Division champion. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Game time 8 p.m. ET.


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